WHITE PLAINS, NY - Move over Jackson, and make way for a lady! A grassroots campaign called Women on 20s held an online vote in hopes of finding a woman to maybe replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill. From a list of 100 famous women from American history, abolitionist Harriet Tubman emerged as the unofficial winner.
Tubman received over 118,000 votes, edging out Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks and Cherokee Nation's Chief Wilma Mankiller in the final four. All great woman in their own right, but it was Tubman that triumphed.
Women on 20s hopes to convince the government that it's time to change the look of our currency (currently dominated by old white dudes) and have a woman be represented. And while there are some critics, backers of this 20 dollar bill facelift says our cash is already constantly being changed. The group hopes their online campaign will convince the government, that it's time for our money to have a female touch.